Listen to a track from the 2FM Rising pick for 2019.

An alternative hip-hop duo whose style can fluctuate from catchy, upbeat pop to strikingly dark and complex lyricism, Tebi Rex are leading the charge to bring the homegrown urban scene to a wider audience.

Breakthrough track She Hated Love Songs II ( a collaboration with fellow duo Elkin) acted as social critique of a system that perpetuates unrealistic standards about what love looks and acts like, an approach to sexual politics that was enhanced on their first release for 2018, Men Are Trash - sending them into both the UK and Irish Viral Top 50 charts. 

Listen: Tebi Rex cover Kate Nash's Foundations in RTÉ Studio 8:

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A succession of career high points since has included their debut EP arriving to huge acclaim, follow up Peggy's Bus scoring a radio hit in Ireland, festival appearances at Longitude, Electric Picnic and Indiependence and collaborations with The Blizzards and Eve Belle. Their first album is due in 2019.

See the full 2FM Rising list of The Best Irish Music To Watch in 2019 here.